Solano County

Bertani to announce next week if she’ll run for supervisor

By From page A10 | January 22, 2014

FAIRFIELD — City Councilwoman Pam Bertani will announce Jan. 29 at the Solano County Government Center whether she’ll run for the supervisor post now held by Jim Spering.

“I can say it once. I can say it definitively. I can say it publicly to all,” she said Tuesday.

Bertani, who’ll appear at noon next Wednesday at the government center, spoke Jan. 11 in Vallejo about a county supervisor campaign and later said she was “strongly, seriously considering” running for the 3rd District that covers a large part of Fairfield and parts of Suisun City.

Spering has said Bertani phoned him before the holidays and asked to meet. At the Starbucks across from the Solano County Government Center in Fairfield, she spoke about running for supervisor, said Spering, who has since announced he’ll seek re-election.

Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez, who said in November that he would run for the county supervisor post if Spering decided not to seek re-election, said whatever Bertani does won’t matter to him.

“Nothing will change on my part,” Sanchez said.

He said he’ll support Spering and concentrate on his own re-election effort in Suisun City.

Candidates can take out forms to gather signatures in place of a filing fee to run for the county supervisor seat. The county elections office said Fairfield resident Alvina Sheeley, who ran for the Fairfield-Suisun School District board of trustees in 2011 but did not win, had taken out forms. Sheeley said in a later voicemail that she will not run for county supervisor.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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